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College Bowl Fever!

Grab your spirit wear and cheer for your favorite college football team during the 2009-10 College Bowl Games. Michigan State will make its second appearance in the Valero Alamo Bowl to give the school a third straight postseason game for just the third time in school history. The Spartans will go against Texas Tech on Saturday January 2, 2010. The No. 25 ranked Central Michigan Chippewas, earning a spot in the Associated Press Top 25 poll for the first time in school history, face Troy in the GMAC Bowl on Wednesday January 6, 2010. Fire up Spartys and Chips!! Complete Bowl Schedule

Let the Olympics Begin! Almost...

The Vancouver 2010 Olympic Torch Relay will be running through Windsor Wednesday December 23, 2009. Come share the excitement and fun with our Canadian neighbors for the Olympic Torch Community Celebration! The evening will be filled with musical entertainment, children's activites and will finish off with a fireworks display. The Windsor Star also reports that Red Wings and Canadian Team hockey coach Mike Babcock will be in attendance.  View map for Windsor Torch Relay details.
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Read Before Seeing!

The movie adaptation of Michael Lewis' 2006 best-seller Blind Side: Evolution of a Game is in theatres now. Sandra Bullock, Quinton Aaron and Tim McGraw star in the true story of a homeless teen offered a second chance in life when he is taken in by an affluent family.

"2009-2010 Great Michigan Read" Author Pens Debut Novel

Following her successful memoir-in-essays, Stealing Buddha's Dinner, Bich Minh Nguyen's first novel, Short Girls, explores the relationship of two Vietnamese American sisters, Van and Linny. Straight-laced Van, an Immigrant lawyer, lives with her husband in Ann Arbor and college dropout Linny is a free-spirited cook in Chicago. The two estranged and strikingly different sisters return home when their inventor father announces his intentions to become an American citizen and forge a new relationship. Place a hold on it today.

It Pays to Recycle at Local Retailers

Beginning November 1st Target will give a 5¢ discount for every reusable bag customers use to pack their purchases. Over the next three weeks CVS will also roll out a similar program in its stores. Participating CVS customers will receive $1 cash bonus on their CVS card every four times they buy something but don't request plastic bags. Smaller retailers such as Trader Joe's, Hiller's and Whole Foods have been offering financial incentives to re-use bags for some time. With large retailers like Target and CVS following suit the two programs could keep billions of plastic bags out of the environment and nudge other big retailers to take similar steps.

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32nd Detroit Free Press/Flagstar Marathon

Over 19,000 participants are expected in the annual Detroit Free Press Marathon Sunday October 18, 2009.

2009 Canton Fall Festival Carnival

Fun for the whole family at the Canton Fall Fesitival Carnival beginning Thursday through Sunday, October 1-4, at the Canton Sports Center. Rides, pumpkins, music, crafts, petting farm and more all weekend long. Don't miss the Storytimes on Saturday with Canton Public Library's own enthusiastic storytellers!! Come one come all. Schedule of events

Root Root Root for the Tigers!


Detroit's own Tigers are leaders in the American League Central Division and are in an exciting race with the Minnesota Twins for the pennant. The chase is sure to go wire to wire when the Twins come to town in a four game series. The September 28th issue of Sports Illustrated features the Tiger franchise and it's positive effect on the city of Detroit.

Looking for a Fun Family Vacation Before School Starts?

Start with one of the Michigan adventures in the new book The 10 Best of Everything Families : An Ultimate Guide for Travelers by Susan H. Magsamen. Will it be a trip to the Sleeping Bear Dunes, Mackinac Island, Greenfield Village or just a Sunday ride to the Diary Store at Michigan State University? Organized regionally and thematically, from the local to the national and the international (itineraries for Cape Town, London, Vancouver, and Hong Kong), the book is filled with ten-best lists, sidebars, maps, and more. A perfect resource for planning a week-long vacation with grandparents, a dream trip across the country, or a short getaway close to home.

NASCAR Sprint Cup Series coming to MIS!

'Show Me the CARFAX Race Weekend' promises to be an exciting one at the Michigan International Speedway in Brooklyn, MI as Stock Car racing's greatest drivers compete in the CARFAX 400 on Sunday, August 16th. Gatorade Pole Day qualifying takes place on Friday, and Saturday's CARFAX 250 has the NASCAR Nationwide Series regulars battling with the Sprint Cup stars. Country singer Chris Young will perform the National Anthem at Sunday's race. Rev up by watching the new DVD The Ride of Their Lives narrated by Kevin Costner.
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World Tournament of Historic Baseball comes to Greenfield Village

Imagine baseball being played without gloves, sliding,  spitting, bunting or cursing. In this weekend's World Tournament of Historic Baseball teams compete using the early rules of baseball from 1867. This annual event is fun for the whole family with lots of baseball, food and music. In addition, meet some old and new Tigers like Zach Miner, Mickey Stanley and Mickey Lolich. For a schedule of events click here.

Poetry for the Whole Family

I recently completed the Canton Public Library Adult Summer Reading Program and I can't stop thinking about the poetry book I read for the Minimalism Category of the Master Level; The Poets Corner: The One and Only Poetry Book for the Whole Family. The poems were selected by John Lithgow who grew up listening to his grandmother recite poetry. It's a wonderful introduction to poetry and presents an inside look into the poets lives with mini-biographies alongside their work. Be sure to listen to the accompanying MP3 with performers such as Morgan Freeman, Kathy Bates, Glenn Close and many more.

A Tiger to Prey in the Hills of Michigan!

That's right, Tiger Woods will be among the field of players in the 45th Buick Open at Warwick Hills Golf and Country Club in Grand Blanc this week.  Don't miss your chance to see what could be the final Buick Open, the only PGA tour stop, here in Michigan.   

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Four Tigers make the MLB All-Star Roster

CGCurtis Granderson, Brandon Inge, Edwin Jackson and Jason Verlander will represent the Detroit Tigers in the 80th Midsummer Classic at St.

Hiking in Michigan

Whether it's a long cross-state hike or a shorter day hike, Michigan abounds with breathtaking trials.  To locate and plan a hike near or far visit Michigan.org.  Make sure to prepare for a enjoyable experience with Buck Tilton's new Knack